Why is there no .22 ammo?

BuffcoBuffco Senior MemberPosts: 6,202 Senior Member
I understand why we are experiencing shortages and higher prices. Politics, fear, demand exceeding supply...

But why .22 ammo? I could understand military-type calibers and handgun ammunition, but not .22.
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  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 4,122 Senior Member
    It seems people are just buying up anything they can get there hands on. I know some people that have standing orders ( so they tell me ) with LGS and are prepaying for ammo. Me personally I'm not buying anything untill this craze stops, and prices normilize (some what )

    JAY
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  • alphasigmookiealphasigmookie Senior Member Posts: 7,792 Senior Member
    Buffco wrote: »
    I understand why we are experiencing shortages and higher prices. Politics, fear, demand exceeding supply...

    But why .22 ammo? I could understand military-type calibers and handgun ammunition, but not .22.

    Why is there no milk, water, generators at walmart/home depot the day before a storm? Panic. Hoarding. Empty Shelves. More Panic. High Prices. More Panic. More Hoarding....
    "Finding out that you have run out of toilet paper is a good example of lack of preparation, buying 10 years worth is silly"
    -DoctorWho
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 12,551 Senior Member
    Training. Training for the upcoming Zombie/Democrat Apocalypse.
    Overkill is underrated.
  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 6,202 Senior Member
    Training. Training for the upcoming Zombie/Democrat Apocalypse.

    This, I believe, is the correct answer. You other guys are either in denial or have your heads in the sand.
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,346 Senior Member
    When the other ammo goes higher shooters shoot more .22"s
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 16,563 Senior Member
    Weatherby wrote: »
    When the other ammo goes higher shooters shoot more .22"s
    :win:
    Plus, when you can't get ammo for your 223 AR, the 22 conversion comes out
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    I actually have a theory on this. Go to Gun broker and look for .22LR ammo. click on one of the auctions then scroll down and look at the sellers other auctions. Here's one example:

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=332284734

    This guy has thousands of rounds at inflated prices and he's far from the only one. So I don't know if these guys have a line on a distributor or not but they are profiteering for sure.
    Think about it, the factories are running at full speed making more than they ever have. IMHO as long as people are panicked and keep paying outrageous prices, this will continue.

    Edit: this guy has 21,000rounds http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=330857065
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  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    And 5.56? this guy has 3500 rounds plus 100K of .22LR

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=331620853

    Go look for yourself, GB is full of this stuff
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,082 Senior Member
    I hope they gag on it and don't sell it.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    I hope they gag on it and don't sell it.

    And that's the point, until people just stop buying at these prices they'll ride the wave. If this is still going on in '14 and the Dems take the house, I look for prices to double, as long as buyers are willing to pay these inflated prices.
    But I too hope these SOBs choke on it.
    Teach your children to love guns, they'll never be able to afford drugs
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 12,551 Senior Member
    Well, considering the prices quoted are current bid prices, they ain't choking.

    Also, it's an auction. The buyers are driving the price up. Not the sellers. They buyers are deciding to pay outrageous prices.
    Overkill is underrated.
  • DurwoodDurwood Senior Member Posts: 970 Senior Member
    I sold four bricks of CCI Blazer .22 LR ammo last week for $260 on GB... Why? Because I had plenty and I need other shooting supplies. I didn't make anyone buy it:guns:
    You have the right to your own opinion, but you don't have the right to your own facts:guns:
  • Freedom FighterFreedom Fighter Member Posts: 47 Member
    people are preparing for the revolution! I know one of the LGS here just got a shipment in today on CCI .22lr. They are selling 900 rounds that come in a nice little plastic case for 100 bucks. I went in on half's with a friend. I couldn't bring myself to drop 100 dollars for .22's, I just couldn't.
    As far as 9mm goes, I cant find a single box on any shelf in any store....its disgusting. :mad:
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  • sarg1csarg1c Senior Member Posts: 1,703 Senior Member
    Wal-mart, Saturday had Rem.Bulk 250 round for $9.98= $2.00 per box.
  • ilove22silove22s Senior Member Posts: 1,010 Senior Member
    its called the trickledown affect......

    when CF ammo prices go up, people look to other things to shoot and less expensive IE. RFs.

    so people will buy 22LR ammo AND guns just to feed their habbit.

    it happend several year ago with people trying to p/u 22LR conversions for thier guns too.
    The ears never lie.

    - Don Burt
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    people are preparing for the revolution! I know one of the LGS here just got a shipment in today on CCI .22lr. They are selling 900 rounds that come in a nice little plastic case for 100 bucks. I went in on half's with a friend. I couldn't bring myself to drop 100 dollars for .22's, I just couldn't.
    As far as 9mm goes, I cant find a single box on any shelf in any store....its disgusting. :mad:

    Check out GB they got plenty
    Teach your children to love guns, they'll never be able to afford drugs
  • philinchaosphilinchaos New Member Posts: 5 New Member
    I was in BiMart to pick up some Blue Dot...Not a single can of powder on the shelf, not even the dusty old long grain stuff that had collected dust for years. Ammo? 22 hornet and 460 weatherby, if you want to shoot mice or elephant your in luck. I did find a plus side to this though, I was checking out guns at the local pawn shop and had mentioned I had several 100 rounds of .223 loaded up and no .223 at the moment, he said I'll buy all you have for .70 a round and the same for 9mm. Well no matter what they say an RL550B will not kick out 500 rounds an hour, maybe with case and bullet feeder, but I'm sure trying!!! My right arm is getting twice the size of my left, kind of reminds me of when I hit puberty!
  • AiredaleAiredale Banned Posts: 624 Senior Member
    Stupidity!
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,156 Senior Member
    I heard from an "expert" that the "shortage" is "caused" by "greed"...
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

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  • 5280 shooter II5280 shooter II Senior Member Posts: 3,923 Senior Member
    Buffco wrote: »
    I understand why we are experiencing shortages and higher prices. Politics, fear, demand exceeding supply...

    But why .22 ammo? I could understand military-type calibers and handgun ammunition, but not .22.

    You Bastiges bought it all up.....thank you.
    God show's mercy on drunks and dumb animals.........two outa three ain't a bad score!
  • 1965Jeff1965Jeff Senior Member Posts: 1,540 Senior Member
    Everybody has a freaking .22 to feed.
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 21,468 Senior Member
    Y'all's memories are short. Happened during the Clinton gun ban; happened when Obama was first elected; happening now with the gun control push. People buying it up in case and pallet lots thinking to make a killing on E-Bay and such places. And people buying it up like they buy up bread, milk, and soup just before a storm hits. Herd mentality; first stroke of lightning and clap of thunder and the herd stampedes. A few take off, and then the rest follow. Kinda sad when you think about it.
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  • sarg1csarg1c Senior Member Posts: 1,703 Senior Member
    I was at some LGS and pawn shops Friday in Eastern KY. and there is some .22 available. I noticed CCI's were a little high. Didn't buy any, don't need right now.... Found some loaded .38 spc. but not many bullets to load.Powder that I use (Bullseye, and IMR 3031) not available yet. Some others on shelf. I might should have bought some primers but Still have some.
  • JLDickmonJLDickmon Senior Member Posts: 1,726 Senior Member


    Never laugh at your wife's choices.
    You are one of them.
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 9,659 Senior Member
    People like me, who already have what they thought they needed, still cruise by the ammo shelves at Walmart and buy their allotted three boxes, any time they have it (rarely)...just because. I scored three 225 round boxes of Remington 'Golden Bullet' this morning for $9.96 a box. That's not my favorite ammo, and a little higher than I was used to paying, but still not terrible. I have family members who did not prepare for this, and if they get to whining loud enough, I may want to bail them out, at some point.
  • jbohiojbohio Senior Member Posts: 5,338 Senior Member
    A lot of peppers believe that when Obama finally manages to drive the dollar into the ground, 22lr will be a form of currency.
  • JLDickmonJLDickmon Senior Member Posts: 1,726 Senior Member
    hey Buffy is right..
    two LGS, two WalMarts, one MTA later.. I'm still empty-handed looking for .22 MAG..

    you can shoot .22 WRF in a .22 Mag rifle, right?
    Never laugh at your wife's choices.
    You are one of them.
  • Fat BillyFat Billy Senior Member Posts: 1,808 Senior Member
    How many 22lr rounds for a Cheese burger? Do you get a double cheese burger for hollow points? Just asking. :yesno: Later,
    Fat Billy

    Recoil is how you know primer ignition is complete.
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 12,551 Senior Member
    jbohio wrote: »
    A lot of peppers believe that when Obama finally manages to drive the dollar into the ground, 22lr will be a form of currency.
    Jeff Cooper often spoke of "ballistic wampum."
    Overkill is underrated.
  • 1965Jeff1965Jeff Senior Member Posts: 1,540 Senior Member
    Clinton's threats to gun ownership is (are) the reason(s) I started reloading in the first place. Primers were virtually nonexistant for a couple of years, since then I have maintained enough to sustain a years worth of reloading in case of shortages, but no .22lr? Who would of thunk it... Sheesh.
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